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Wes Covington, former Cubs' player and Charlie Metro, former Cubs' manager, pass away

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  • Wes Covington, former Cubs' player and Charlie Metro, former Cubs' manager, pass away

    Wes Covington:

    Wes Covington, who helped the Milwaukee Braves win the World Series in 1957, died on Monday from cancer in Edmonton, Alberta. The 79-year-old Covington played left field for the Braves from 1956-through’-61. He had a .284 batting average during that stretch, with 64 homers and 235 RBI’s. Covington went on to play with Kansas City, the Chicago White Sox, and Philadelphia before calling it a career with the Dodgers in 1966. After that, Covington moved to western Canada and ran a sporting goods business. He later served for 20 years as the advertising manager for the Edmonton Sun newspaper.
    http://www.piercecountyherald.com/ev...icle/id/37352/

    Charlie Metro:

    If legends are made by the number of stories told about them, Charlie Metro qualifies hands down.

    Metro also was a great storyteller, particularly when it came to talking about his 47 years in baseball. His spectrum included managing stops with the Denver Bears, Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals.

    Metro, 91, died Friday in Buckingham, Va., of mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer. Services were in Buckingham and a Celebration of Life is scheduled April 9 in Denver. He had operated a ranch northwest of Arvada and raised quarter horses until three years ago, when he moved to Buckingham.

    Read more: Former Bears manager Metro dies at 91 - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_...#ixzz1HSyk9FpC

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